I'm wondering if there is some special abbreviation for "At the time of writing this document". I am writing a document that contains names of individuals to contact in certain scenarios, and it is labeled with its date of creation.

I want to be explicit though about who should be contacted, but remind some potential reader this may have changed if said contact leaves the company or is replaced. Or if there is some kind of global fallout.

Proposal if this doesn't exist: ATTOW - At The Time Of Writing this document.

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    Since the information wouldn't have been placed after the time of writing, and if the information was checked close to the time of writing, it is almost redundant to explicitly state that it was correct at the time of writing. Try a different tack by adding a disclaimer: information subject to change.
    – Lawrence
    Dec 13, 2017 at 13:48
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    What would be gained by introducing this new acronym (or initialism) if your readers won't understand it? I recommend identifying the roles/offices/positions to be contacted (by title or definition), with an addendum stating that as of (this date), the following contact information is accurate - and then listing the individuals occupying the roles or holding the offices indicated in the main document... and perhaps recommending quarterly or annual updates to the contact details.
    – Davo
    Dec 13, 2017 at 13:48
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    As a practical matter, you could direct readers to where they can find current information. That kills two birds with one stone.
    – Phil Sweet
    Dec 13, 2017 at 13:51
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    Update your document when things change. It's unlikely people are reading for historical purposes.
    – jimm101
    Dec 13, 2017 at 14:00
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    It sounds like you're trying to include dated material in a relatively permanent document. Consider something like "Contact the High Commissioner of Rumtifoo, currently Ms. Helen Huntforit..."
    – Rob_Ster
    Dec 13, 2017 at 15:35

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ATTOW At the Time of Writing FreeDictionary and AcronymFinder

It should be pointed out that the latter link includes

This definition appears very rarely and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

Slang/chat, popular culture

and that the former link merely references the second.

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